A lineup of talented Tasmanian makers and designers from diverse design disciplines will come together to participate in the Tasmania Makes exhibition, held in Launceston between 9 December 2023 and 3 March 2024. Various modes of making will be on display with each creative piece speaking to the experience of living in Tasmania – the challenges, and advantages of working on an island and how this is reflected through design.
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The Image Makers Association has unveiled their 1 Shot exhibition, which features 45 captivating photographs from Australia’s pre-eminent photographers presenting their interpretation of the theme titled “Home / Away”. ‘Home’ can be seen interpreted as a physical place, a feeling, a person or a memory triggered by a chance encounter, whereas ‘Away’ is not always in reference to geographical distance from home, but in the extension of ourselves from familiar patterns and routines into the lesser known parts of our inner and outer worlds. The exhibition will run until 19 January 2024 in Perth, Sydney and Melbourne.
To mark their 30th year, Fireworks Gallery in Brisbane has assembled a significant number of small works, all measuring 30 x 30cm, for an exhibition entitled Over Thirty. On show will be more than fifty small artworks from a cross- section of Queensland and the Northern Territory. Artist highlights include Rosella Namok, Joanne Currie Nalingu, Jennifer Herd, Michael Nelson Jagamara, David Paulson, Yvonne Mills-Stanley, Bill Whiskey, Ian Waldron and Milan Milojevic, as well as works from Art Centres in the desert- Warlukurlangu at Yuendumu and Maruku Arts at Uluru. The exhibition will be held on Saturday December 2.
At Home, to be held in Melbourne between 1 to 3 December, features a series of free discussions, installations, exhibitions and events exploring the concept of ‘home’ and the built environment. Program highlights include Place Patterns, Anindita Banerjee explores the meaning of home with various Wyndham residents through recorded interviews; Religions on the Fringe, a photographic and installation work exploring the expression of religious identity in Melbourne’s outer west; Country and the Home, artist Steven Rhall and designer Jack Mitchell discuss themes of Country, suburban expansion, belonging, and the intersections between cultural, personal and environmental justice; and Use/Misuse of the Home, artists Rory Hyde, Akwal Magek and Damien Laing discuss their experiences on the “misuse” of domestic space.
Rearranged: Art of the Flower exhibition
The Rearranged: Art of the Flower exhibition to be held at Museum of Brisbane will run until 11 August 2024. A contemporary and stunning collection of works inspired by floral motifs will be on display, brought to life by more than 20 established and emerging artists. Each artist will present floral visuals in their unique, creative disclipine such as still-life compositions, hyper-realistic paintings, textiles, sculptures, stained glass artworks, ceramics, and mixed media installations.